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Crashes impact western Virginia roads

Published: Jan. 16, 2022 at 12:43 PM EST
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UPDATE: This crash has been cleared.

EARLIER STORY: (WDBJ) - A crash at mile marker 42 (Rockbridge County) has left I-64W closed Sunday night.

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UPDATE: This crash has been cleared.

EARLIER STORY: A Roanoke County crash along I-81N at mile marker 145.5 is causing delays.

The left shoulder and lane are both closed.

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UPDATE: The crash was cleared.

EARLIER STORY: A tractor-trailer crash at mile marker 94 in Pulaski County is leaving I-81N closed.

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UPDATE: The crash at mile marker 128 was cleared.

UPDATE: A detour is being utilized at exit 118 to Route 11 following the mile marker 128 crash.

EARLIER STORY: Two tractor-trailer crashes along I-81N at mile markers 127 and 128 are causing delays Sunday.

Two injuries were reported following the crash at mile marker 127 involving four tractor-trailers and a pickup truck.

Virginia State Police
Virginia State Police(Virginia State Police)

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UPDATE: The road was reopened.

EARLIER STORY: Franklin Road Southbound in Roanoke is closed at Webb Road due to disabled tractor-trailers.

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UPDATE: The crash was cleared.

EARLIER STORY: A Montgomery County tractor-trailer crash along I-81N is leaving the right lane and shoulder closed.

The crash was at mile marker 106.6.

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UPDATE: All lanes are open and detour is no longer in effect.

UPDATE: Multiple tractor-trailers are getting stuck trying to leave the roadway.

UPDATE: Delays are now at five miles due to the crash.

EARLIER STORY: Multiple Roanoke County crashes along I-81N near mile marker 134 are leaving all lanes closed.

A detour is being utilized through exit 132 and onto Rt. 11/460.

VDOT
VDOT(VDOT)

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A tractor-trailer crash in Roanoke County at mile marker 134.4 along I-81S is causing delays.

VDOT says the northbound left lane and shoulder are both closed.

VDOT
VDOT(Courtesy VDOT)

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Newly-inaugurated Governor Glenn Youngkin is monitoring the road conditions with his team and watching the forecast.

The following photo was posted to his Twitter page (@GovernorVA)

Courtesy: Twitter/@GovernorVA
Courtesy: Twitter/@GovernorVA(Courtesy: Twitter/@GovernorVA)

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UPDATE: State Police have responded to 482 crashes and 486 disabled vehicles from 12:01 a.m. through 8 p.m. with the majority involving damage to vehicles. No deaths occurred.

UPDATE: State Police have responded to 369 crashes and 282 disabled vehicles from 12:01 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. with the majority involving damage to vehicles. No deaths occurred.

EARLIER STORY: State Police have responded to 142 crashes and 162 disabled vehicles from 12:01 a.m. through 12:45 p.m. with the majority involving damage to vehicles. No deaths occurred.

“As the storm continues to cross the state, Virginians are still advised to avoid travel Sunday and overnight into Monday...especially along the Interstate 81 corridor. Open highways allow VDOT crews to safely and effectively treat the roads.

If you MUST travel during the storm, please take these safety tips into consideration:

· Know Before You Go! Before heading out, check Virginia road conditions at www.511virginia.org or download the VDOT 511 app. Do not call 911 or #77 for road conditions. Please leave these emergency lines open for emergencies only.

· Clear ALL snow and ice from the roof, trunk, hood and windows of your vehicle - car, SUV, minivan, pickup truck, commercial vehicle - before you travel.

· Use your headlights - in rain and snow. Virginia law requires headlights on when your wipers are active.

· Drive for conditions - slow your speed and increase your traveling distance between the vehicle ahead of you.

· Always buckle up.

· Avoid distractions - put down the phone.

· As the storm moves through the state, there will be an increased chance of encountering emergency vehicles assisting motorists. If it is safe to do so, carefully move over and give these responders plenty of room to safely work.”

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